There's an awful lot going on in this one: Though it's a King Arthur in
Time and Space cartoon, it's reflective of the way Dr. Who (the "movie
version") is, in fanfiction cartoons, more familiar to the second or third
ranks of my pantheon - such as BABYLON 5 - than is the Doctor. If you're
reading this archive in order you probably realize that. However this is the
first (and, as of this writing, only) manifestation that the Robin Hood story
is the KAITAS analog for BABYLON 5 as well as for STAR TREK: DEEP
SPACE NINE. You may wonder how Robin Hood can be both Commander Sisko and
Captain Sheridan. Remember that the KAITAS umbrella title for stories
and cartoons on this website is for "fanfiction" of many imaginary screen
properties (as described extensively in notes starting on this page) in addition to the one
actually titled KING ARTHUR IN TIME AND SPACE. Among these imaginary screen
properties are two different science fiction treatments of the Robin Hood
stories. In the straight fanfiction, space stations in different fictional
universes (Deep Space Nine and Babylon 5) are visited by different
time-travelers who are variations on one character (the Doctor and Dr. Who);
in KAITAS, space stations in different versions of the same revisited
legend (Sherwood 5 and Sherwood Station) are visited by time-travelers who
are different versions of the same revisited legend (Merlyn-with-a-y
and Nimue). Shortly after this chronologically there's a second treatment of
the King Arthur stories, as described partway down this notepage, and the version of Merlin in the
final panel of this cartoon is from that - which is the whole joke of
the cartoon. And finally there's Hercules in his secret identity as Alcides
of Thebes being analog to Superman dressed as Clark Kent in LOIS & CLARK ...
which, after everything else going on in these five panels, is downright
The reference in the first panel to Sherwood 4 is meant to imply that the Doctor was a participant in the events of the BABYLON 5 episode War Without End.
Say, I bet Robin Hood would fit FIREFLY too. There's a captain of a band of bandits that includes a man of the cloth -
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